Summertime is a Blur

South African based painter Philip Barlow is fascinated by light and it’s effect on different surfaces. Barlow captures the soft focus effect perfectly, in these oil paintings of The Sea, by hinting at shapes and forms and leaving them hazy, blurry, and ambiguous.

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  1. Meelena L wrote:

    gorgeous!

    xx,
    Meelena

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  2. yoana wrote:

    It’s great !!!!!

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  3. style-xyz wrote:

    i like this concept!

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  4. This photos are so beautiful! They make me jealous that the weather here in England is still terrible!!

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  5. Obviously I meant *these – doh!

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  6. nice pictures!!! so originals!!

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  7. Tabetha wrote:

    Oh wow, I love it! You know when you are lying in the sun on the beach with your eyes closed, then you open them & it takes a minute for your eyes to adjust to the light? That’s what his work reminds me of– very clever!

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  8. Carol wrote:

    I loved it!
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  9. Kit wrote:

    These are amazing. Some of them remind me of slightly out of focus photos. They definitely make me feel like it’s hot and muggy even while it’s cold and rainy here in London!

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  10. Blows my mind!!! I thought they were photographs until I read your little blurb. Fantastic and amazing, I definitely will have to remember these.

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  11. Tracia wrote:

    These are remarkable!

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  12. Lorna wrote:

    oh wow, think i’m in love. they’re amazing, so unusual too!

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  13. Erica wrote:

    Love this. It is just how the beach looks when you peer out of sleepy eyes due to a nice sun-induced nap in the sand. 🙂

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  14. Monica wrote:

    WOW I am so stunned that is really fabulous and brilliant, and he’s sooo good at it! love it! Love the idea!

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  15. Aaaaaw, I need holidays
    xoxo
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  16. Ambyr wrote:

    These are so cool. I love the shadowing and lighting.

    xoxo
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  17. Water is so hard to paint too, love this!

    – Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

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  18. candace wrote:

    wow love this

    xx [ aphrodite blue ]

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  19. Votre Amie wrote:

    I love movement in all of these pieces – Really really cool
    x
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  20. Tammy wrote:

    Beautiful and peaceful

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  21. They’re so beautiful. He captures the sunlight perfectly… – Aliya:)
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  22. These paintings are amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Love this artist!
    Chelsea
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  23. Carmen wrote:

    You always find the coolest things!

    -Carmen
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  24. Gina wrote:

    What a beautiful concept!

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    xo

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  25. littlelulu wrote:
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  26. McKenzie wrote:

    Wow, these are so different! They are so well done!

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  27. great one!

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  28. WOW! Lovely!

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  29. Its done so well! They dont even look like paintings.

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  30. Shai wrote:

    I love these, they give such a summery beachy kind of feeling to them with the blurry glow 🙂

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  31. These are amazing! I thought they where pictures at first.

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  32. Emma wrote:

    these are gorgeous paintings!

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  33. Erica wrote:

    Love the energy of this!!!

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